The leaf insects (family Phylliidae) are very interesting insects. I intend to write a more detailed article about them at some point, but thought you may want some eye candy.
After the post I made on pink katydids I mentioned to a palaeontologist in the pub that I'd seen photographs of pink leaf-insects. Well here they are...
omg these are so so so amazing i want them NOW!!!
wait this is not effie its melissa from effies account...!!
Whoa! Those are such cool looking insects.
May I ask how did it get its colors? From food it eats or just genetic variation?
You have a very interesting blog about invertebrates! Very nice!
Colour changes in phasmids often come from their foods. A friend in Singapore commented on Facebook that in this case feeding them Eugeniua can cause the pink colouration.
The pink katydids however are due to genetics.
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